AMD has recently focused on the ROCm library within the open-source community to further optimize and fix critical bugs that will improve the library in 2023.
AMD ROCm 5.3.3 was updated today, and ten Linux operating systems fully support the latest implementation.
The most recent ROCm change resolves an issue with the rocPRIM and rocTHRUST libraries. The iteration types and other commands within ROCm 5.3.x were not recognized by the two libraries. The updates are now live in the latest 5.3.3 version, which was released yesterday.
AMD open-source engineers did not update any other information or code for ROCm 5.3.3.
The latest ROCm distribution supports the following Linux operating systems:
- CentOS 7.9
- RHEL 9.0
- RHEL 7.9
- RHEL 8.6
- RHEL 8.5
- SLES15 SP3
- SLES15 SP4
- Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 graphics card series, which will be affected by ROCm 5.3.3, is expected to be released within the next month (December 13, 2022). According to Michael Larabel of the website Phoronix, AMD was late with RDNA and RDNA 2 support within the ROCm compute stack, and it took several months for complete implementation in the most recent ROCm library update. It is expected that ROCm 5.3.3 and AMD will be ready once the latest update is released, with the most recent RDNA 3 implementation and support.
AMD ROCm also comes in two installation packages: single-version and multi-version. The single-version of ROCm enables the installation of a single ROCm release on a single system as well as the use of any non-versioned ROCm meta-packages. The multi-version installation, which enables multiple instances of ROCm on a single system, makes use of a versioned ROCm meta-package and extends the package name as well as full support for simultaneous support for the various packages.
Single-version ROCm installations vs. multi-version ROCm installations The following graph depicts the differences between single-version and multi-version ROCm installations:
Follow the guide here to learn how to install the AMD ROCm on your system or systems, and to download the installer scripts for the various operating systems, direct your web browser here for full instructions and implementations. Finally, the GPG key is available at https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/rocm.gpg.key.
Of course, all ROCm documentation from AMD can be found at https://docs.amd.com/.